With Virat Kohli all set to abdicate as the skipper of India’s T20I side after the T20 World Cup, former India pacer Ashish Nehra has come up with his cite to replace the 33-year-old.
The discussion regarding India’s next T20I captain is augmenting with several experts and pundits vocalizing their opinions on the appropriate man to replace current skipper Virat Kohli, who will abdicate from his post after the proceeding T20 World Cup. Former India pacer Ashish Nehra has come up with his cite for the next T20I India captain. While Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant and KL Rahul have appeared as the favourites to replace Virat, Nehra preferred pacer Jasprit Bumrah.
To support his claim, Nehra explained that Bumrah is a member of the playing XI across formats. He further explained that Bumrah has got all the characteristics to become a leader.
“Apart from Rohit Sharma, we are hearing the names of Rishabh Pant and KL Rahul. Pant has travelled around the world, carried drinks, and was even dropped from the team a few times. Rahul was recalled to the Test side after Mayank Agarwal got injured. As Ajay (Jadeja) said, he (Bumrah) understands the game quite well. He is also in the playing XI in all formats. It’s nowhere written in the rule book that pacers can’t be captains,” Nehra said during a discussion on Cricbuzz.